Family and friends picnicking with great views over Canberra

National Arboretum Canberra, The

See the forest for the trees at the National Arboretum Canberra, with its 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. Walk, drive, cycle or even horse-ride around the 250 hectare site. You’ll be struck by the range of botanical beauty, including the living artworks in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

Enjoy free guided and self-guided tours, interactive displays, outdoor sculptures, Pod Playground, a café and shop, as well as picnic areas boasting some of Canberra's most spectacular views.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Village Centre: Daily 9am - 4pm. Grounds: Daily 6am - 8.30pm during daylight savings or 7am – 5.30pm. Closed Christmas Day.

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Weston on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Love this place!

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I have only been to the Arboretum before with grandchildren but this time I met friends and we had breakfast and visited the Bonsai display. I'm not normally a fan of Bonsai but this section has...

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Great views

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great views of a beautiful spot. Watch for the chill factor if the wind is up. On a clear day your selfies will be fantastic

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An attraction for the whole family

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Apart from wandering or driving through the hills of the National Arboretum, it has a large observation building with spectacular views back over Canberra to Lake Burley Griffin. Meals are...

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VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a virtual tour of the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection located at The National Arboretum Canberra.

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ADDRESS

Forest Drive (off Tuggeranong Parkway), Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2611

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